Olivia Coombs began her training in ballet under the direction of Jessica Wilson at Ballet Workshop of New England. Olivia then studied at the Alonzo King Lines Ballet Training Program for two years where she performed in works by Alonzo King, Maurya Kerr, Sidra Bell, Iratxe Ansa, Gregory Dawson, Kara Davis, and Erik Wagner. Olivia apprenticed with Dawson Wallace Dance Project in Denver for one season. She has also performed work by Ismael Ivo as part of a special research project at ImpulsTanz in Vienna, Austria and Sao Paulo, Brazi.
Jen Passios graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Dance and Biology from Mount Holyoke College where she received the Helen Rogers Award. Jen received her early dance training at Michelle Goodwin’s School of Dance. In Boston, Jen has apprenticed with Jean Appolon Expressions, and worked for the Creative Class at Urbanity Dance. She is an educator of young dancers at several institutions across MA and NH.
Taimy Miranda graduated as a professional dancer and teacher from the Escuela Nacional de Danza Moderna y Folclórica (ENA), La Habana, Cuba. She started her professional career in the Danza Contemporánea de Cuba company and later danced with the MalPaso Dance Company, working with choreographers such as Trey McIntyre, Osnel Delgado, Ron K. Brown. After moving to Arizona in 2016 she focused on creating, teaching and performing. She has worked with award winning dance artists Mary Fitzgerald, Liz Lerman and has been Guest Artist in Residency for numerous universities around US. Taimy was recently nominated for the Arizona Mayor's Art Award to receive the "Alley Award".
JESSIE JEANNE STINNETT
Jessie Jeanne Stinnett received a BFA in Dance Performance from The Boston Conservatory and an MFA in Creative Practice: Dance Professional Pathway from Trinity Laban Conservatoire, in conjunction with Independent Dance/Siobhan Davies Dance. She has performed for the Metropolitan Opera, Tate Britain, Prometheus Dance, Anna Myer and Dancers, Rebecca Rice, The Boston Baroque Opera, and Bard College’s SummerScape Festival. Jessie’s choreographic work has been described by Hannah Chanatry of WBUR as “conceptually driven performance that unpacks the complexities of being female, and pushes the academic boundaries of choreography.” Her work has been sustained in part by grants from The Boston Foundation with support from The Barr Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, and Fidelity Charitable.
Isvel Bello Rodríguez is a freelance contemporary dancer and creator. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Contemporary Dance from University of Arts (ISA) and is a graduate from The National School of Modern and Afro Cuban Folklore (ENA), both located in Havana, Cuba. Isvel was a former dancer at Compañía Danza Espiral and MalPaso Dance Company from Cuba among other independent and experimental projects. His solo performance “Tokonoma” has been awarded with the Critic's Award in the National Competition of Solamente Solos and with the Ramiro Guerra Award, in Cuba. He has worked with choreographers such as Liliam Padrón, Osnel Delgado Relinde Moors, Trey McItyre, Ronal K. Brown, Rosi Herrera and has performed at several dance festivals in Netherlands, Mexico, Ecuador, France, Venezuela, Martinique, Canada, USA, as well as The Joyce Theater (NYC) and Ted Shawn Theater at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival (Massachusetts). Isvel is currently a guest artist for Boston Dance Theater (BDT).
Joseph Picciotto from New Jersey, is a 2018 Cum Laude graduate of Mason Gross School of the Arts where he received a BFA in Dance. Since graduating, Joseph had the opportunity to perform works by Bill T. Jones, Maxinne Doyle, Yvonne Rainer, LEV, and Ohad Naharin. Joseph is a Springboard Danse alumni; through the connections he established at this program, Joseph was given the opportunity to travel abroad as a professional dancer in both Canada and Germany under the direction of Jasmine Ellis. He is a guest artist with Boston Dance Theater, and has participated in apprenticeships with Gallim Dance Company.
Andy Santana is a freelance Performing Artist based in New York. He received his BFA in Dance from Rutgers University, completing his final semester at The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem, Israel. He has worked for Abarukas Dance, Merce Cunningham Trust, Michael Mao Dance, OuiDanse, Shen Wei Dance Arts and White Wave Dance, amongst others. In Israel, he has worked with Noa Tzuk/Ohad Fishof.
Henoch Spinola, a native of Cape Verde Islands, began his classical training with Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre, graduating from the Young Dancers Program in 2006 to become a full company member 2007. After leaving JMBT, Henoch began working with Prometheus Dance from 2011–2012, along with other dance companies local to Boston. He then moved to New York City to dance in a work by Itzik Galili at the Metropolitan Opera from 2013-2014. He recently completed the Master of Fine Arts program within the Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice Pathway at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.
Gabriela M. Amy-Moreno began her serious dance training at the Boston Arts Academy in Boston, MA. She is a recent graduate from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she earned her BFA in Contemporary Dance. Gabriela has performed works by Dylan Crossman, Natalie Desch, Stephanie Batten-Bland, Paul Taylor, Martha Graham, Ming Lung-Yang, Aszure Barton, Jose Limon, Ohad Naharin, Juel D. Lane, Trish Casey and more. She is thrilled to be joining Boston Dance Theater this season as an apprentice.